The Shadow Men review round-up, week 3

Saturday 6 November, 2021

The Shadow Men review round-up, week 3

As the third and final week of The Shadow Men’s book tour draws to a close, here’s a quick round-up of what some of the reviewers have been saying about the latest Anna Scavolini mystery.

DD’s Book Reviews praises the “great” characters and says that “the story itself is an easy read, despite some of the subject matter”.

Jolliffe01 was drawn to the “believable characters” who make the story “authentic, poignant and relevant”.

Twilight Reader describes the book as “incredible” – “The detail, the build up, the anticipation, every bit of new evidence that gets revealed just keeps getting better and better throughout.”

Mrs T Reads “felt that the characters were very well written and developed”, “loved the vivid descriptions” and concludes that it is “an enjoyable read for anyone who loves a good investigative crime story”.

Finally, novelist Roger Keen, author of Literary Stalker, had some very kind words to say about The Shadow Men: “Bent cops, dubious police practices and murky plutocrat paedophile rings are high in the zeitgeist at present […] M. R. Mackenzie taps into this rich vein most successfully, creating gripping tension as the ante ramps up, and giving it all his customary Glaswegian spin.” You can pick up Roger’s latest novel, The Empty Chair, on Kindle for just £1.99. I started reading it yesterday and have already been well and truly sucked into its vivid portrayal of a filmmaker on the precipice of sanity. Well worth a look!

And with that, the launch tour for The Shadow Men officially draws to a close! I’d like to thank all the bloggers and bookstagrammers who took the time to read the book and offer their thoughts on it, and especially Kelly Lacey and Love Books Tours for organising it. You’ve all helped make The Shadow Men my most successful book launch to date, and it’s been wonderful to see such a positive reception to it.

Now, I’d better hurry up and crank out the next one!